Monday, 31 March 2014

SyntheSys delivers Link 16 TDL Interoperability testing to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration

SyntheSys is pleased to announce their support to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in the successful completion of a Link 16 TDL Interoperability (IO) test between the Swedish ASC890 and the UK E-3D Sentry platforms.  This was the first time the UK and Sweden have tested Link 16 capable platforms over secure networks from National land based test facilities.  The test was ably supported by the E-3D Software Support Team (SST) in the UK, as well as by the FMV and Saab in Sweden.

The test was interfaced at the E-3D Mission Equipment Facility (MEF), Royal Air Force (RAF) Waddington through the UK Multi-Link Test Facility (MLTF) which is operated by SyntheSys.  SyntheSys provided a range of services for the test from its Validation Evaluation and Compliance Testing of Requirements (VECTOR) services.  These included:
  • Planning and support between the two platform authorities.
  • Development of the test plan and procedures.
  • Provision of test support at RAF Waddington.
  • Performing the duties of Director for the Test. 
The test cases for the IO test that were executed covered Own Unit Reporting, Air Surveillance, and Command and Control.

The primary objective of the IO test was to ensure the ASC890 demonstrated evidence to support its initial active participation in a forthcoming International IO Test in October 2014.  Generally, new participants have to join this international test passively (monitoring information only), then semi-active participation (transmission of PPLI only) before full active participation can be granted by the international community.  However, from the evidence of this test, it is expected that that the ASC890 will be granted permission to join immediately in the international test as an active participant.  Therefore, the ASC890 can immediately realise the benefits of testing IO with other nations, saving our customer, the FMV, both time and money in achieving its IO goals

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

SyntheSys to support QinetiQ VIP Day - 27th March 2014

We are pleased to be supporting  QinetiQ VIP Day in Malvern UK on 27th March where invited MOD personnel will have the opportunity to view the FF GBAD- AS demonstrator. We will be available to discuss Multi Link Testing, Interoperability Assurance and TDL & Related Training. Visit to read more about our Tactical Data Link services. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

17th NTDLS, Calpe - In the spotlight

We’ll be in Calpe, Spain for 17th NATO Tactical Data Link Symposium (NTDLS).  Learn about the latest developments in TDL & related training methods, interoperability assurance and requirements management through presentations & demonstrations from our tech experts. For the full agenda and further information visit our Virtual Networking site here:

See you there! 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

CUSTOMER WIN: HP Enterprise Services Defence & Security Ltd UK selects SyntheSys to deliver TDL Network Design Station Training

SyntheSys announce that HP Enterprise Services Defence & Security is the latest organisation to invest in the company’s Tactical Data Link (TDL) Network Design Station (TNDS) training capability. Held in the UK, SyntheSys welcomes attendees from the UK Joint Data Link Management Organisation, Danish Data Link Management Cell (DLMC), Finnish DLMC and Italian DLMC

SyntheSys’ TNDS training is the only training solution combining technical expertise with computer-based training, which not only examines the capabilities of TNDS but empowers attendees to identify the correct calculus in which to construct Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Link 16 networks and how to employ the full features of TNDS to ensure operational effectiveness for both the user and TDL community.

The TNDS is a fully integrated, WindowsTM-based facility for the planning, design, distribution and configuration management of TDL Network Designs. It supports both the generation of initialisation data for JTIDS/MIDS assets and the exchange of International Network Designs. It is designed to operate in a Windows 7, WindowsTM XP environment on COTS PCs.

SyntheSys’ unique approach to training is keeping the company first choice providers for TNDS and related TDL courses due to the unrivalled suite of tools and simulations which enhance classroom learning. Tony Castle, SyntheSys’ Training Manager, commented ‘We are seeing particular success around our TNDS training and services due to our ability to simulate what a Link 16 Network Designer would typically see outside of the classroom, the courses are sharp and precise, which is what DLMC and other MIDS users are looking for. We look forward to working with HP Enterprise Services Defence & Security Ltd and continue to develop our training offerings’

For further information on TNDS, TDL Related Training or support, visit